yohimbe

noun
yo·​him·​be | \ yō-ˈhim-bā How to pronounce yohimbe (audio) , yə- How to pronounce yohimbe (audio) , -bē How to pronounce yohimbe (audio) \

Definition of yohimbe

: a tropical African tree (Pausinystalia yohimbe synonym Corynanthe yohimbe) of the madder family whose bark yields yohimbine also : a preparation of the bark that is used especially as an aphrodisiac

Examples of yohimbe in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Additionally, 34 people died from exposure to dietary supplements during the study period — six from ma huang or ephedra, three from homeopathic agents, and one from yohimbe, CNN reports. Lisa Ryan, The Cut, 24 July 2017

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First Known Use of yohimbe

1897, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for yohimbe

New Latin, probably from a Bantu language of southern Cameroon

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The first known use of yohimbe was in 1897

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“Yohimbe.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/yohimbe. Accessed 12 Jun. 2021.

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yohimbe

noun
yo·​him·​be | \ yō-ˈhim-bā How to pronounce yohimbe (audio) , yə- How to pronounce yohimbe (audio) , -bē How to pronounce yohimbe (audio) \

Medical Definition of yohimbe

: a tropical African tree (Pausinystalia yohimbe synonym Corynanthe yohimbe) of the madder family whose bark yields the alkaloid yohimbine also : a preparation of the bark that is used especially as an aphrodisiac

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